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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hidden things are usually the best :)

Well, what to say? The best feature I've seen
in blackberry phones is hidden!
Let's unhide it!
On 8900 and 9000 (for example)
press ALT+CAP+H.
You will get to the "Help Me!" screen.
That screen is not really what you think
it is. It's a crippled engineering screen.
How to uncripple it?
Enter on the above form
the data you see on your 'crippled' screen.
For App Version you must include
the space and parethesis.
For Uptime, just enter the number.
After filling all the form, you'll
get your key.
To enter it just press the keys.
(You won't see anything)
Use ALT for numbers and
normal keys for the characters.
To enter C8, for example, you
will have to type: c then ALT+x
As soon as you have entered all 8
characters you will see the above
screen every time you will
press ALT+CAP+H
Stay tuned,
Namaste!
Zibri

100 comments:

are said...

Hi, Zabir
Congrats that you had found the unlock for blackberry i had a blackberry which have 0 try left and want to unlocking is there any way to reset MEP i had a solution for other Blackberry Models except 8900, 9500, 9530
Hope you gona find it
if you have time just look at MFI Multiloader

Pepijn said...

Nice to see you still putting your coding skils to use!
Have fun at what you do ;)

Zibri said...

@are: My nickname is Zibri.

yes I looked at mfi.. and I unlocked an 8900 with it but it was a glitch I'm trying to understand and repeat. It doesn't work with my second 8900. It worked like a charm on the 9000.

@Pepijin:

;)

aquilottolaziale said...

Zabiiiiiiiiiiiir (XDDDD) anche se non ci ho capito nulla di quanto hai scritto qui sopra sei un grandeeeeeeee!!!!!!! : D ah, namaste anche a te^^

Zibri said...

In due parole: nei blackberry c'e' un menu nascosto che si attiva con un codice che concede raramente la RIM.. Ho fatto un reverse del codice e qui' sopra lo si puo' generare.
Fine della storia :)

Wolvedouche said...

Zibri :D God-like lol.. hoping you release the Blackberry MEP code finding tool :(
Openness first I thought :S

Admin said...

a me non funge :-(

Zibri said...

Admin: funge sempre.
Se non funge e' perche' hai inserito male i dati.
nel caso della versione devi mettere anche lo spazio e le parentesi.. per esempio:
5.0.0.100 (100)

per l'uptime solo il numero di secondi senza "sec o secs"

E per inserire il codice devi premere le lettere normalmente ed i numeri con ALT.

Martin said...

I managed to unlock 2 x 8900 using MML... i just select clear mep and using menu then reload the device software using 5.0 Beta desktop manager deleting vendor.xml as well

Zibri said...

Martin please contact me by email: zibree AT gmail DOT youknow :)

I think the 2 8900 you unlocked had MEP-07723-003 right? Could you also unbrand them? (I think no)
With the 8900 with mep-07723-004 mml does not work.

DanExtreme said...

Mr. Zibri! Does every blackberry has this crippled engineering screen? and also! thank you very much! your work is very very appreciated!
Cheers...

Zibri said...

Yes. Every BB has it.
Just find the HelpMe! screen on yours.
The code can be calculated using the above utility :)

jericho said...

zibri hello, where you are, we are all waiting for applications from your iphone unlocked, apple iphone now has issued a new system, be the first to open, let the expertise you still remember us. we miss unlock iphone from you ...

DanExtreme said...

zibri how's it going? what about HTC phones? or u have decided to concentrate on BBs as of now?
cheers... ur work rocks!

ianna said...

Just got the screen: thanks!
Now, the question is: what can I modify and what advantage will I get? can you share with us some tricks?

slackerbri said...

Just when I think Zibri has done it all he somehow manages to take it a step further. Thank you for the knowledge but more so the inspiration.

Zaine said...

Hi Zibri,
This is not working for me.
Can you tell me what one should select for key duration?
I have tried all options on there eg 1 day, 3day etc.
I have attempted this on a 8320 and 8900, having no success on both.

Regards

Zibri said...

Key duration is not the issue (you choose).

Remember to enter the App version with parenthesis for example:
5.0.0.100 (100)
(with the space too)
And enter the number in uptime alone (without sec/secs)

The read my post on how to enter it (don't change the screen or uptime will change and so will the key)

Robert said...

Zibri, thanks in advance for your help and inspiration; got a BB 8520 MEP 0 left; anyway to reset this yet?

ness1309 said...

Can't see the screen now??

ITSnanta said...

Very Good application

Janice said...

Zibri,
Thank you for this, I successfully opened the screen on my curve. Do you know where I would look to find a spy app that may have been installed on my device?

Zibri said...

No idea. I don't like blackberrys so much. I don't even think there are spy apps.. but who knows.. everything is possible. Tell your secret lover to text you on the secret phone ;)

jas said...

how can you tell which version of MEP the 8900 has?

Anand said...

Zibri, Thanks for the eng code unlock. It is really helpful and with other sites closed and threatened for the same by RIM, be careful

Zibri said...

If you enjoy this blog and my findings, click on the DONATE button ;)

It's Just Me... said...

Any solutions for the Bold 9700 Zibri? Thanks!

Henry Shand said...

I can change the umts bands with this menu?

Chris A. said...

I cant seem to get my MEP code seen nor can I get the MEP entering window open on my 8320, what is going on?

Thanks in advance.

Nii Noi Dowuona-Ocran said...

The best post i have seen online since owning a BB this year
:):):)

EpicAwesomeness said...

i cannot get the code to work... i use a pearl 8100.... what am i doing wrong? if i need the letter H does it have to be capitalized? do i need to tap 5 twice to get H?

Emma said...

how do you get it work on a Storm 2 9520 ?

mick said...

Emma on 9520 hold blackberry key and press top left top right top left top right

flopex said...

You are the best. After using the on phone application(nguyen which required a license to buy) I though I would never find something like this. Cool! By the way do you happen to have the source code for this? I would like to make an applet for it.

Simon said...

Zibri,
I have the ATT Blackberry 9800 with "0 left" indication for MEP2. I tried your procedure, the key generated was accepted but the counter didn't reset to 10 left. What I could do? How you could hekp me?

David said...

Is there a way to remove this so when you hit alt+shift+h is goes back to the help screen? Thanks in advance.

dipset said...

i want to confirm this works on my 9330 running Os6 leak .333 :)

Anouar said...

I do not understand what comes serves on the panel to help and understand the code generated by the site

I have a Blackberry Curve 9300

thank you for answering me

A m L said...

is this works on OS 6 ?

25512 said...

yes it does ~

maskedviperus said...

Random question - is there a way to reverse this after its done?

Zibri said...

Ranom answer: no, but it expires after a day to 30 days.

tom said...

I am using the blackberry 8700g.
Pin: 23e2e655
App version: 4.1.0.436
uptime: 508

When I enter the key nothing happens. I think the problem is that no parenthesis number shows up beside the app version.
The key I've been entering is 8FC576C6
Please help. Thanks!

Shardninja said...

you rock man way to stick it to the man! lol

Junior said...

i have a torch 9800 unlocked for tmobile.. i wanna get the UMA enabled onm the phone.. is this where i need to go to get it done? and if i screw it up, will it make permanent damage to my phone?

St David Odyssey said...

Great Blog - have you blogged, how to turn UMA on, on a BB9520? I've got to the engineering screens, but not sure what to do next.
ta

lleis

themodestscholar said...

worked like a charm

Naim Aliu said...

i doesn't work on my torch. Please help

Shaun said...

Works perfect on my Torch Thanks.

Annie said...

I'm trying to follow the UMA posts for an unlocked Torch on T-mobile. I have downloaded the certificates and unlocked my engineering screen, and added the guidelines to the escreen for UMA enabling. But, how do I find out if its working? I turned off the cell network so I'm just on wifi, but I don't see an UMA signal on the top. help me.
Thanks
Anne

Abraham said...

Ok so I did it on my torch. It's tricky and nobody explains well. YOU HAVE TO PRESS ALT+CAP+H ALL TOGETHER. Just keep them pressed until you get that screen (on torches is a lot longer) It will give you the whole shebang that it's asking. After that you can follow everything step by step as it explains. Very simple. Do not skip the certificates and also when you are in the UMA options deselect the 2 options there and fill in the rest as showed. Other than that it works. Reboot and enjoy. Mine worked right of the first time

zackipie1995 said...

whats cap can i ask? i have curve 8520.

farhan said...

Hello Pal Im having a gr8 problem with my bb 9700 as it mep gone 0 you are simply a king in bb can you resolve my problem

Nodar said...

worked on mine, thanks a lot, do I have to do this every 30 days

BUDA_BOY said...

ive got a curve 9300 videotron a canadien network the alt caps h works no problem i enter in all my details on this site abut yet still cannot access the engineering screen ne opinions????

Riavroc said...

Unlocked Pearl 9100 - can't get the alt+cap+H key sequence to do anything for me. Any ideas?

Riavroc said...

Got it! Thanks!!! On my 9100, had to enter it from the "options" screen. Could not get to it otherwise.

LIU_5728 said...

after I typed in the generated 8 digits code, nothing happened.. My phone APP version is 5.0.0.167(1728), do i need to input everything includes (1728)?

AndyC said...

@LIU_5728 yes enter exactly as this format "5.0.0.977 (1602)" for App version

Cookie303 said...

My carrier has locked my umts to 0 on my 9800 is there a way where I can change it to 1,2,5? I have tried on escreen but it doesn't respond

N Joy said...

hey, i had my 9780 unlocked.. But recently strange message appeared
"Phone not allowed MM6" read several forums which says the IMEI is reported lost or stolen, Is it only blocked for the particular country? or every country in the world..?? Can I change my IMEI and PIN so RIM will recognize it as a different blackberry phone?
Appreciate your help.
njoyboy@gmal.com

Thnx

noshkov said...

What do you mean by unlocked... cause my Storm 2 is unlocked phone means that it`s working with any kind of SIM cards, but my prob is that it`s apps are charging me a lot. So I need to hack`em all :D... can You please tell me how to do it ? :)
Thanks ;)

Abdulg said...

Awesome Zibri! Can I just ask, what calculations do you do with the inputs to get the code?

deanjc18 said...

This worked successfully the first time, but then I upgraded the phone to the new OS and had to get the OMA to work again. So I tried to go into the engineering screen using your code cracker but it would not work. Wondering if they did something in the new OS to prevent this hack? New OS version is 6.0.0.668 (2949)

Four1Fool said...

Worked on .668, but not working on new 6.0.0.706

chuckybuss74 said...

After I enter the desired info at top of screen here how do I get my key for my BB 9810?

blacky said...

After I entered the code in a BB9650 I get the next menue except of the Mobile network engeniering screen option ? can't find uma settings

Ziad said...

This is a cool feature, however, the only thing that nobody has been able to do yet if changing the location flag of your bbm to a any country you want no matter where is your location.

Is this feasible? Has someone done it before?

bronxman41 said...

this sounds cool but where do i enter the keys

Dre said...

Still having issues opening using bbm and email on 9930 from sprint to tmobile. need help please

HOFFA said...

Im having problems so far with understanding where to find key duration or exactly what does is mean, need help please

Steve said...

Hello,
I have a blackberry 9900 that will not connect to the 4g network of my carrier.
The phone was originally sold by AT&T.(No issues getting on 4g)
However i am currently with another carrier (T-mobile). For some reason on this network it will only connect to the edge network. Any idea what settings i could change to move it to 4g? I feel there has to be some configuration i can change. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Chipo Teps said...

Hai Zibri, you are the ONE!!! Thanks!!!!
This worked onmy Verizon 9930. But will i have to redo these steps after the 1, 3, 7 15, 0r 30 days?

Zak said...

I have Blackberry Bold 9930 from Verizon but unlocked for Tmobile and the internet is not working for me , I've BIS and my app version is 7.0.0.254(1341), Any tricks how to fix the internet? i tried accessing engineering codes but somehow it wasn't working for me.

Kenneth Baker said...

You are awesome. I've saved so much money over the last couple years using UMA calling and text messaging on my AT&T BB Torch thanks to you, sir.

Thank you so much.

Zibri said...

I remind you that you can hit the DONATE button if you want to thank me :)

berry said...

Hi i have set my 9300 device to enginerring screen, and i got the MEP code under Device info screen but it is not accepting. Please help

Serge Schar said...

helloo...AAAAANY ideas how to get a 9930 to work in Orange CH?! Ive done EVEEEERYTHING, but nothing works.

It used to work, once when I went to France and it activated the network somehow. However it doesnt work anymore. Some reason it doesnt register the Host route table. I would DEF donate if you could please get it to work!

THank you

kandi kay said...

i have tried it and i got to the next text and it keeps say something like network tunnel not available, i have turned the phone off and on so many times over 30 times and repeated the same routine yet to no avail. The phone is the new bold 9930 verizon unlocked on T-mobile network, can anyone help so i can get to the 2 last stages to activate the phone so i get EDGE so my bbm and internet starts to work since i have that on my t-mobile service already

Steve Manolov said...

Hello Zibri.
I have Torch 9800. I am missing UMTS band IV:

1700 AWS (Transmit:1710–1755)MHz (Receive:2110–2155) MHz

How to hack the BB to set up this band?

Rosh said...

Hello... I've got a 9790 hardlocked. I still believe its possible to unblock the phone through the back-end escreen by manually editing it but i don't know exactly what to edit.

onyebuchi udegbunam said...

Hi..zubri. Thanks for all the work and contribution to all bb users.. U let us find hope in our small world.I have 9900 purchased from amazon.com with vendor Id 618 while I am using it in nigeria with etisalat with vendor Id 600.the problem is that my phone shows only EDGE and does not connect to the available 3g network.the network has confirmed that I my sim is activated for 3g(which is true cos it shows 3g/H on android).. I have tried wiping,flashing,removing IT policies ..all futile.. Considering debranding.. And need good advice..

TheMenace3005 said...

Hey Zibri, thanx to you I unlocked my Sprint BB9930 bought off eBay. Problem when I upgraded my OS, the email settings didn't seem to go well with the upgrade. I received the 'Device is registered on the wireless network' message and all but each time I go to the email setup screen, it says your device is not registered. I even downgraded but suffered the same. The other features are working well though... all my apps are up and running, browser and everything. HEEELLLLPPPPP

Kafunya mandandi said...

hello Zibri,
I have a BB 9930 sprint and after i entered the above APN, PIN and UPTIME it gave a code which i input on the screen, my surprise is that i dont seem to get the engineering screen i have tried over 5 different codes but to no avail.
Kindly assist me

Zibri said...

I would be glad to, but I don't have such phone. I don't even have any other BB phone. Sorry.

aeiou said...

Thank!!!! Good Job ...

Jodie Cottle said...

Hiya

Jessye Birch said...

hey, i typed in the 8 coded thing but it stayed on the help svreen :L, Help me?

Intune said...

Hi m using pearl 3g 9105 with t9 keypad.
how to get into enginering screen? I already have the code but nothing happen when i juz key in the code in the help menu. Do i have to use alt key for digits? multi-tap for letters?

Please assist.

Kenneth Baker said...

I just wanted to AGAIN say thank you and tell you how grateful I am for you and your kindness..
You have saved me tens of thousands of dollars in long distance international phone call fees over the last couple years with this information.

Bless you always!!

xiann said...

Thank you! Worked great on my Blackberry Curve 9315.

Edgard Lacombe said...

I got the "Sim not allowed" message and did the electrical test, for my surprise it worked.

Best

Keith Savage said...

Verified works on Blackberry 9360
running OS 7.1.0.912

Thank you for this *impressive* hack!

Cheers!

Casey Gozie said...

hello tnx for all ur tutorial am new on dis blog and i need help urgently i have a new refurbished blackberry curve 4 it calls and sends text also the internet is working but the problem is that the Appworld bbm infact the bis doesnt work the edge is still in small letter please if there is anyway u can direct on how to get BIS to work i will b very happy been able to get the engineering screen content what do i do from there i will be over glad thanks once again

Rajkumar said...

works on bold 9700 OS 6.0.0.706 great!!!

Zibri said...

@Kenneth Baker: why don't you make a big donation, then?

Pang said...

I filled in the form on your site...nothing happens

jerry's kids said...

i don't get it... what's suppose2happen aftr entering the key? i'm lost...

Kevin Pillay said...

You are a genius thanks a mill.
Can I get Skype and OS 7 on bb9300

MaryJohn said...

good post

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